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Meet Maria Rypan

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A beadwork designer, artist, researcher, teacher, and publisher, Maria Rypan’s work has been featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 she has taught beadwork classes internationally at bead shops, societies, shows, retreats, and at museum bead exhibits Maria’s beading specialty hails from her Ukrainian roots. From that tradition she shares her expertise in netting beaded … Continue reading Meet Maria Rypan

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Warp Speed

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Beadwork, in some form, has been around for at least 5,000 years. And although the origins are lost to us, there is fossilized evidence that as soon as we dressed ourselves – in Cro-Magnon days 30,000 years ago (!) – we found visual ways to communicate our individual status and artistry through embellishment. One form … Continue reading Warp Speed

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Etched Seeds Stretchy Bracelet

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This bracelet is so much fun to make and so easy to wear! It has the wonderful look of a woven bracelet but no clasp, so can easily be slipped on the wrist. It is altogether more relaxing to weave this way! You don’t have to strain to hold the tension or be afraid to … Continue reading Etched Seeds Stretchy Bracelet

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